Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Nikolai Kulemin (41) works the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) and Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) in the third period at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The Capitals defeated the Maple Leafs, 5-1.
Alex Chiasson #12 of the Dallas Stars is checked by Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals in the second period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring his second goal of the game in the first period of an NHL game against the St. Louis Blues at Verizon Center on November 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Credit: Patrick McDermott
Karl Alzner #27, Braden Holtby #70 and John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals celebrate a win after Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers on May 5, 2012 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
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Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals hits John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders into the boards during the third period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 25, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Capitals 3-1.
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Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals checks Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver Canucks to the ice during their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 26, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Zack Kassian #9 of the Vancouver Canucks and Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals skate up ice during their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 26, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.